The Wizard's Shadow
by Susan Dexter
A stand-alone. The only repeating elements from earlier stories are geographical.
Crocken, a peddler, is setting out in a fury rather earlier having been jilted. This takes him to rather wild territory where, after an awkward fall, he meets up with a shadow. It makes a deal with him, and the next morning, when he's inclined to write it off as imaginary, it sets out to enforce it.( Collapse )